Asus M5A97 EVO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 59.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics37.7% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive49.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 3 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 EVO  (all builds)
Memory27.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20121016
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 23:43
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD FX-8350-$82
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
59.6% Above average
SC Int 86.7
SC Float 74.4
SC Mixed 78.4
64% 79.8 Pts
QC Int 324
QC Float 262
QC Mixed 294
67% 293 Pts
MC Int 517
MC Float 440
MC Mixed 506
73% 488 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 59.6%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
37.7% Below average
Lighting 117
Reflection 93.3
Parallax 152
40% 121 fps
MRender 63.1
Gravity 99.8
Splatting 92
36% 85 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 37.7%
Great: 39%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$90
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
49.2% Average
Read 381
Write 226
Mixed 229
62% 279 MB/s
4K Read 16.8
4K Write 19.2
4K Mixed 12.1
51% 16 MB/s
DQ Read 118
DQ Write 96.3
DQ Mixed 32.6
45% 82.4 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 49.2%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 32GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
50.9% Above average
MC Read 20.7
MC Write 15.8
MC Mixed 18.3
52% 18.3 GB/s
SC Read 11.2
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 12.8
31% 10.8 GB/s
Latency 65.4
61% 65.4 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 98%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical M5A97 EVO Builds (Compare 495 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 EVO - $69

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $461
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